Design for Humanity Award

Design for Humanity

 

The Design for Humanity Award celebrates an individual or institution for having significantly contributed to improving the environment for humanity through design-related activities or projects that transform lives. The impact of these activities must have demonstrated far-reaching effects. The award includes, but is not limited to, environment, health and wellness, universal or barrier-free design, energy conservation, safety, communication, transportation and technology.

CRITERIA

The design-related activity must positively affect the global human environment, be beneficial to the community at large, and be nonpartisan and judged on its own merits, regardless of size. Specific awards criteria differ among the nominee types, as listed below.

  • Individuals and/or design teams. Documentation of commitment to improve the quality of the human environment in any of the fields listed above.
  • Products. Must be commercially available for at least one year, exhibit superior design quality and be related specifically to one or more of the fields listed in above.
  • Government institutions, foundations, associations, corporations, cultural or civic bodies. Documented commitment toward improving the quality of the human environment in any of the fields listed above.
  • Academia. Research and/or education related to any of the fields listed above and performed by individuals, institutions or collaborative groups.

ELIGIBILITY

Nominees need not be ASID members. National officers, board members, jurors and awards nominating committee members are ineligible during their terms of service.

JUDGING

Each year, the Society president appoints an awards committee of ASID professional members, fellows and members of the design community. This committee reviews nominees and selects an honoree. View bios of the 2015 awards judges.

2015 PRESENTATION

The honoree will receive an engraved crystal award at Celebration, the Society's annual gala to be held on July 18, 2015, in Boston.

PREVIOUS DESIGN FOR HUMANITY AWARD WINNERS

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Judith Heerwagen
MASS Design Group
The 1% Program of Public Architecture
HOK Community Service Project and
Greg Mortenson of the Central Asia Institute
Marianne Cusato
Robin Hood Foundation, Library Initiative
Patricia Moore, Ph.D., ASID, FIDSA
Architecture for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity
Cynthia Leibrock, ASID
ASID Tennessee Chapter
Victoria Schomer, ASID

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AlliedSignal, Inc. – Polymers Division, Petersburg, VA
William L. Wilkoff, FASID, District Design
Barbara J. Campbell, Accessibility Guidebook for Washington

Wayne Ruga and the Center for Health Design
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan
Elizabeth Paepcke and the International Design Conference
Neighborhood Design Center, Baltimore
The Preservation Resource Center, New Orleans
E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Company, Orange County, TX
The Scavenger Hotline, San Francisco